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Unplugged gift ideas for gifted and talented children

December 9, 2019

Parents searching for suitable gifts for their gifted and talented child can look beyond those with a charging cord. “While there are plenty of fun and educational gifts for devices of all sorts, board games are an excellent way to engage the brain to develop problem-solving skills, apply logic, devise winning strategies and, at times, […]

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Centers, News

Education grant works to put new teachers in Indiana schools

October 3, 2019

Purdue University’s College of Education and Indianapolis Public Schools are teaming up on a new project to expand the access the city’s students have to STEM education. The project, called the Indy STEM Teacher Residency, aims to bring as many as 60 new teachers into the fold and improve the opportunities for students to learn […]

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Centers, Events, News

Ackerman Center organizes Constitution Day event

December 3, 2018

Today, the College of Education’s James F Ackerman Center for Democratic Citizenship celebrated its annual Constitution Day event in an effort to educations students and community members about the Constitution. This event was open to the public and commemorated the signing of the Constitution through various booths and activities, including a Constitution QuizOff, a ‘Banned […]

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Holiday gift ideas teach history, civics to children of all ages

November 8, 2018

With midterm elections finished, the James F. Ackerman Center for Democratic Citizenship at Purdue University is suggesting several gift ideas to help children begin understanding their place as citizens. The center, part of the College of Education, works to integrate civic education in K-12 classrooms with the goal of promoting active student involvement in their […]

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